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RioCan REIT sees resilience from tenants, even as Q4 net income falls by 50%

RioCan REIT sees resilience from tenants, even as Q4 net income falls by 50%

TORONTO — One of Canada's biggest commercial real estate owners and operators says the sector is struggling with ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, but most of its tenants have managed to stay open and pay their rent.
EU hopeful for firm economic growth despite virus challenges

EU hopeful for firm economic growth despite virus challenges

BRUSSELS — Despite deep uncertainty over a surge in coronavirus cases and the impact of new variants of the disease, senior European Commission officials on Thursday expressed cautious optimism that European economies will rebound later this year and
Greener pastures: Shell plans steady drop in oil business

Greener pastures: Shell plans steady drop in oil business

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell, one of the multinationals that has defined the oil industry, is slowly turning away from the fossil fuel that made its fortune over the decades but also worsened a global climate crisis.
Shares in both Arc Resources and Seven Generations jump on news of oilpatch merger

Shares in both Arc Resources and Seven Generations jump on news of oilpatch merger

CALGARY — Investors applauded with higher stock prices for both Arc Resources Ltd. and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. on Thursday following the announcement of an oilpatch marriage one analyst described as "a merger of high quality equals.
'A huge burden:' Sandwich generation caring for children, aging parents at same time

'A huge burden:' Sandwich generation caring for children, aging parents at same time

When Catherine Ikeda-Blazys moved next door to her aging parents eight years ago, it was the perfect spot for her to care for them in their golden years.
Brookfield Asset Management reports Q4 profit up from year ago, raises dividend

Brookfield Asset Management reports Q4 profit up from year ago, raises dividend

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Inc. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$1.8 billion, up from US$1.6 billion a year earlier. The asset manager, which keeps its books in U.S.
Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

HALIFAX — Canadians are expected to spend less this Valentine’s Day as COVID-19 lockdowns and ongoing economic uncertainty dampens consumer enthusiasm for the February mass-market holiday, retail experts say.
Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post

Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post

LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate.
Kenney defends COVID-19 caucus criticism, says final decisions rest with government

Kenney defends COVID-19 caucus criticism, says final decisions rest with government

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, responding to two of his United Conservative caucus members who are openly challenging his government's COVID-19 economic lockdown rules, says it’s a matter of free speech.
Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause

Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause

HIGHLANDS, N.J. — Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him. Springsteen was arrested Nov.
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